Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis


Download Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis written by Damith Herath, Christian Kroos, Stelarc in PDF format. This book is under the category Art and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 981100319X/9789811003196. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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The first compendium on robotic art of its kind; this ebook; Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis (PDF) explores the integration of robots into human society and our attitudes; fears; and hopes in a world shared with autonomous machines. It raises questions about the risks; benefits; and ethics of the transformative changes to society that are the consequence of robots taking on new roles alongside human beings. It takes the reader on a journey into the world of the beautiful; the uncanny; the strange; and the daring – and into the minds and works of some of the world’s most prolific creators of robotic art.

Offering an in-depth look at robotic art from the viewpoints of engineers; artists; and scientists; it presents outstanding works of contemporary robotic art and brings together for the first time some of the most influential artists in this area in the last three decades. Starting from a historical review; this transdisciplinary work explores the nexus between robotic research and the arts and examines the diversity of robotic art; the encounter with robotic otherness; machine embodiment and human-robot interaction. Stories of pitfalls; difficulties; and successes are recalled; characterizing the multifaceted collaborations across the diverse disciplines required to create robotic art.

Although the ebook is primarily targeted towards researchers; artists; and students in computer science; robotics; and the arts; its accessible style appeals to anyone intrigued by robots and the arts.


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Damith Herath, Christian Kroos, Stelarc






475 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
Front Matter….Pages i-xix
Front Matter….Pages 1-1
Engineering the Arts….Pages 3-17
The Art in the Machine….Pages 19-25
Front Matter….Pages 27-27
We Have Always Been Robots: The History of Robots and Art….Pages 29-45
Robotics and Art, Computationalism and Embodiment….Pages 47-65
Robotics: Hephaestus Does It Again….Pages 67-86
Front Matter….Pages 87-87
Embracing Interdependencies: Machines, Humans and Non-humans….Pages 89-111
Trans-Species Interfaces: A Manifesto for Symbiogenisis….Pages 113-147
Cultivating the Uncanny: The Telegarden and Other Oddities….Pages 149-175
The Potential of Otherness in Robotic Art….Pages 177-189
Being One, Being Many….Pages 191-209
Front Matter….Pages 211-211
Way of the Jitterbug….Pages 213-228
Still and Useless: The Ultimate Automaton….Pages 229-254
Machines That Make Art….Pages 255-269
Front Matter….Pages 271-271
The Multiple Bodies of a Machine Performer….Pages 273-306
Bio-engineered Brains and Robotic Bodies: From Embodiment to Self-portraiture….Pages 307-325
Android Robots as In-between Beings….Pages 327-337
Into the Soft Machine….Pages 339-361
Front Matter….Pages 363-363
I Want to Believe—Empathy and Catharsis in Robotic Art….Pages 365-377
Designing Robots Creatively….Pages 379-401
Robot Partner—Are Friends Electric?….Pages 403-423
Front Matter….Pages 425-425
Encounters, Anecdotes and Insights—Prosthetics, Robotics and Art….Pages 427-456

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